People often ask me if there is ever a time that Green Street is not full to the brim with hungry and soon to be satisfied guests. To some it seems that we open the doors and immediately fill up and stay full until we lock the doors. Sometimes it feels like that to us as well. The fact is, for 31 years we have followed much the same pattern in our annual cycle. That cycle shows that as soon as summer ends we have a noticeable decline in guest visits. Who knows exactly why (we’ve discussed every conceivable reason more than once) but no matter what the weather, the state of the economy, who’s playing in the World Series, promotions offered, etc. etc. it seems that people dine out less during this time of year. This is good news for you…..it means that you can enjoy a visit to Green Street and get in and out in record time. But don’t tell too many people as you might change a 31 year history.
Actually there are some other very good reasons to venture out and enjoy a meal at Green Street. Here are a few:
- We are participating in the wildly popular dineLA Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants offer a three course meal for a special price. The dates are October 3 – 8 and again from Oct. 10 –15, after 4:00. Our dineLA menu is offered at $26 and you have a choice of the following:
Appetizers: Cup of Soup
Dinner Caesar or Southwest Caesar (without Chicken)
Roasted Tomato Bruscetta
Main: Steak and Dianne Pecan Chicken with Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes Shrimp and Mango Skewers with Guava Lime Glaze Dessert: Chocolate Cake Mixed Berry Crisp Dr. Bob’s Ice Cream
- American Express is involved in dineLA and will be offering a “Dine 3 times, get $20”. Card members will be eligible to register their American Express Card and when they dine three or more times at any participating restaurant that accepts American Express and they spend a minimum of $21 (per visit) during dineLA Restaurant Week, they will receive a $20 statement credit. Of course, Green Street accepts your AX card. Card members can register their card online at www.amexnetwork.com/dinela.
- Wednesday nights at Green Street continue to be BYOW nights where you can bring your own bottle of wine and not be charged a corkage fee. That’s right, on Wednesday nights you can have a tasty 3-course meal, bring your wine and only be charged $26.
- On Friday, October 8 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. every “arts” organization in Pasadena will participate in ArtNight. Free shuttles will transport people to and from museums and entertainment venues for a great night. Fourteen different venues are participating. For a full schedule you can visit their website at www.artnightpasadena.org. I always start with dinner at Green Street and then hop on a free shuttle on South Lake. I peruse the many venues and begin to feel fairly astute, artful and even more articulate. I then jump back on the shuttle and return to Green Street where I fulfill my craving for a hot fudge sundae, which I usually dribble down the front of my shirt, losing all credibility as an astute, artful, articulate being. (But it’s worth it)!
- On Sunday, October 10 Green Street is participating in AbilityFirst’s 36th Annual Gourmet Festival of Fall. We’ll join together with over two dozen local restaurants, California wineries and breweries at this premier tasting event. Proceeds will benefit AbilityFirst, which serves children and adults with special needs. Purchase a ticket at www.abiltyfirst.org and make sure you stop by our booth. This year’s event is at the historic Laurabelle A. Robinson House.
Shipping Note We received a nice note from a guest who found out we would ship a Dianne Kit out of state. It seems her mother moved to Georgia eight years ago and has missed the Dianne Salad ever since. Our guest was thrilled that she could order online and get the kit to her mom. We were happy to help and sent the kit off to Snellville, Georgia. Is there anything better than making a mother happy? I’ve never been to Snellville but what do you suppose the pace of life is there? BOWL RECAP We took our annual three trips to the Hollywood Bowl this summer and saw three great but distinctly different shows. I loved Harry Conick Jr. and the Beatle tribute in July and Pink Martini in September were also great. For those of you who missed out this year we usually announce the trips and sign-ups in May, with the first announcement being made in the newsletter to our email guests. I am happy to report that this year we continued our record of never leaving a guest at the Bowl. Specials Here are our specials through Monday, September 27: STARTERS: Lobster Sliders with Sweet Potato Fries Heirloom Tomato Bruscetta Italian Shrimp Quesadilla BLAT (Bacon, Lettuce, Heirloom Tomato Sandwich) Shrimp Taco Salad – Entrée Size Only Seafood Pasta Jambalaya Grilled Pork Chop with Sweet Chili Glaze, Fruit Salsa and Roasted Sweet Potatoes Chipotle BBQ Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes Grilled Tuna with Mango Sauce and Jasmine Rice Peach and Blueberry Crisp Dr. Bob’s Peach Ice Cream Here are our specials that start on Tuesday, September 28 and run through October STARTERS: Duck Sliders Roasted Tomato Bruscetta Crab, Asparagus and Corn Quesadilla Green Chili Chicken Burger Turkey Tostada Salad Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp Filet with Chili Mushroom Sauce and Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes Pecan Chicken with Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes Shrimp and Mango Skewers with Guava Lime Glaze Mixed Berry Crisp Dr. Bob’s Lemon Custard Ice Cream